Sections
Article 1 Municipal Housing 36-1401 – 36-1425
Article 3 Slum Clearance and Redevelopment 36-1471 – 36-1491

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 12

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Area of operation: includes all the territory of a city, town or county. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Area of operation: means the area within the territorial boundaries of the municipality. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blighted area: means an area, other than a slum area, where sound municipal growth and the provision of housing accommodations is substantially retarded or arrested in a predominance of the properties by any of the following:

    (a) A dominance of defective or inadequate street layout. See Arizona Laws 36-1471

  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations issued by a public housing authority, city, town or county pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Bonds: means any bonds, including refunding bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the board of supervisors, the city or town clerk or the officer charged with the duties customarily imposed on the clerk. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Clerk: means the clerk or other official of the municipality who is the custodian of the official records of the municipality. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal government: includes the United States, the United States department of housing and urban development or any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Federal government: includes the United States or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the board of commissioners of a public housing authority, the common council or other legislative body of the city or town or the county board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • housing authority: means an agency of a city, town or county created and controlled pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Landowner: means any owner of a legal or equitable interest in real property, including the heirs, devisees, successors, assigns and personal representative of the owner, or a representative authorized by a landowner to submit to a city or town a development application for a property for approval. See Arizona Laws 9-1201
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local governing body: means the council or other legislative body charged with governing the municipality. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Mayor: means the mayor of the city or town or the officer thereof charged with the duties customarily imposed on the mayor or executive head of a city or town. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Mayor: means the mayor of a municipality or other officer or body having the duties customarily imposed upon the executive head of a municipality. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town in the state. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Obligee: includes any holder of bonds issued pursuant to this article, trustee or trustees for such bondholders, or lessor demising to a public housing authority, city, town or county property used in connection with a housing project, or an assignee or assignees of such lessor's interest or any part thereof, and the federal government when it is a party to a contract with a public housing authority, city, town or county in regard to a housing project. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Obligee: includes any bondholder, agents or trustees for any bondholders, or lessor demising to the municipality property used in connection with a redevelopment project, or any assignee or assignees of a lessor's interest or any part thereof, and the federal government when it is a party to any contract with the municipality. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company association, joint stock association or body politic, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or other similar representative thereof. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Persons of low income: means persons or families who lack the amount of income that is necessary, as determined by the public housing authority, city, town or county undertaking the housing project, to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in decent, safe and sanitary dwellings without overcrowding. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: means all real property subject to zoning regulations and restrictions by a city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-1201
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Protected development right: means the right to undertake and complete the development and use of property under the terms and conditions of a protected development right plan and this article, without compliance with subsequent changes in zoning regulations and development standards, except as provided by section 9-1204. See Arizona Laws 9-1201
  • Protected development right plan: means a plan submitted by a landowner to a city or town, that, if approved by the legislative body of the city or town and if identified as a protected development right plan at the time it is submitted, grants the landowner, for a specified period of time, a protected development right to undertake and complete the development as shown on the plan. See Arizona Laws 9-1201
  • Public body: means the state or any municipality, county, village, board, commission, authority, district or any other subdivision or public body of the state. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property: includes all lands, including improvements and fixtures on the land, and property of any nature appurtenant to the land, or used in connection with the land, and every estate, interest and right, legal or equitable, therein, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise and the indebtedness secured by such liens. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Real property: includes all lands, including improvements and fixtures on the land, and property of any nature appurtenant to the land, or used in connection with the land, and every estate, interest and right, legal or equitable therein, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise and the indebtedness secured by the liens. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Redeveloper: means any person, partnership or public or private corporation or agency which enters or proposes to enter into a redevelopment contract. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Redevelopment contract: means a contract entered into between a municipality and a redeveloper for the redevelopment of an area in conformity with a redevelopment plan. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • Redevelopment plan: means a plan, other than a preliminary or tentative plan, for the acquisition, clearance, reconstruction, rehabilitation or future use of a redevelopment project area. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • slum clearance and redevelopment commission: means an agency of a municipality created pursuant to section 36-1476. See Arizona Laws 36-1471
  • State public body: means any public housing authority, county, municipal corporation, commission, district, authority or other subdivision or public body of the state. See Arizona Laws 36-1401
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215